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Nadine Meisel has received the following awards:


•  Quelle Innovation Prize for sustainability

•  Awarded as “Young Professional 07” by the German Design Council

•  3rd prize in Taiwan international design competition

•  RIMA Young&Design Competition – finalist

•  Design Report Award – finalist

•  Design Plus Award

•  Günther Schroff Scholarship (ZKM Karlsruhe)

•  German Design Award for “The most original seat” in Mannheim


Nadine Meisel has been granted the following certificates, patents and trademarks:


•  European Trademark  – Lateral Shortcuts®

•  Competent Communicator & Competent Leader at Toastmasters International

•  European Trademark  – Post&Up®

•  Utility Patent for “sobreportafotos” (“post&up – photoletter”)

•  Utility Patent for “cooling by heat of evaporation” (“6pack-cooler”)

•  Patent for “rotation-device” (“StirUp”)

Academic Teachings

Nadine Meisel has been giving workshops, masterclasses and lectures  in the following universities, business and design schools, institutions and programs, mainly in executive and master levels:

  “Design Thinking for Business Innovation” in the executive program at ESADE Business School see (Video)
  “Design Management” at Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) Barcelona
  Z-/Kompetenzmodule at Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK)
•  Interdisciplinary Master courses at Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) Barcelona
•  “Design Thinking and Co-Creation Summer Course” at Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) Barcelona
•  Master in “Innovation and Design Thinking” and Master in “Research for Design and Innovation” at Elisava Barcelona
•  Master in “Innovation Strategies and Entrepreneurship” at Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) Barcelona
  Master in “Sustainable Product Design and Innovation” at Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) Barcelona
•  Innovation in “Master Design European Pathways” at Elisava Barcelona
•  “Global Project” course at Elisava Barcelona
  Lateral Shortcuts® Workshop for Pantone at Elisava Barcelona
•   Collaboration with “Design Management” Master students at IED Barcelona and Volkswagen
•  Master in “Design” at Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) Barcelona
•  Master in “Design Management” at IED Barcelona
•  PEI – International Architectural Exploration for Pontificia Universitat Javeriana Bogota, Colombia
•  Various seminars in interior design at La Bau Barcelona
•  Lecture about “idea to market” at HfG Karlsruhe (ZKM), Germany
  Workshop for LEGO at Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) Barcelona
•  Workshop for Camper at Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) Barcelona

Workshops for Companies

Since 2003 Nadine Meisel has been giving LATERAL SHORTCUTS®, Design Thinking & Innovation workshops, trainings , speeches and masterclasses  for the following companies, institutions and events e.g.:

•  “Future After Sales Business” Strategies & “New E-Mobility Business Opportunities, Services & Products” for SEAT
•  Lateral Shortcuts® Consulting & Workshop for CETAQUECREA / SUEZ / Agbar
•  Several Lateral Shortcuts® Workshop for Innou – European Innovation Consultancy
•  Serie of Design Thinking & Lateral Shortcuts® Workshop for Vallbanc to optimize their client’s services
•  Lateral Shortcuts® Workshop for Mercedes Benz with Roland Berger
•  Lateral Shortcuts® Workshop for Revlon Professional’s marketing teams
•  Lateral Shortcuts® Workshops for Innou – European Innovation Consultancy
•  Inspirational Speech about Lateral Shortcuts® at the Event Innovation Summit (EIS) Barcelona
  Opening Keynote Speech and Workshop of the Neo Couture Design Lab at Museo Balenciaga
•  Inspirational speech about Disruptive Innovation for and at HP Hewlett Packart Barcelona
•  Consulting Project for Volkswagen collaborating with Design Management Master students at IED Barcelona
•  Inspirational Speech at iFest Barcelona – 1st Pecha Kucha Night in Barcelona
  Design Thinking Workshop for LEGO
•  Design Thinking Workshop for Camper
•  Inspirational speech for German politicians, and scientists about 3 awarded projects at ZKM Karslruhe


Nadine Meisel’s work has been exhibited in the following museums, design centres and fairs:


•  5 of Nadine Meisel’s inventions in MIBA, Inventor’s Museum Barcelona
•  World-Tour of ’ANDERS ALS IMMER’ (’somewhat different‘), by the German IFA
•  Young Professional at ‘YDMI days’ in Berlin organised by the German Design Council
•  DKM, Museum in Duisburg
•  8 of her projects in exhibited  ’10 Jahre HfG’ (‘The Best of 10 Years HfG’), ZKM, Karlsruhe
•  ’Sommerloch’ HfG-Karlsruhe
•  BURGER-Inneneinrichtungen Karlsruhe
•  Sleeping Museum of the German National Sleeping Congress, Freiburg
•  ’Jahrhundert des Designs’ (’Century of Design’) Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe, Kestner-Museum’ Hannover, Gustav Lübke Museum Hamm, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden

•  Salone Satellite Milano
•  Internationale Möbelmesse Köln
•  Tendence Frankfurt
•  Ambiente Frankfurt
  Design for Europe’, Interieur Kortrijk
  Biennale St. Etienne


University of Arts and Design: HfG@ZKM Karlsruhe

Diplom (Bachelor+Master) in Interdisciplinary Product Design

Nadine Meisel enjoyed very interdisciplinary and intensive studies at University of Arts and Design: HfG Karlsruhe in Germany, which is one Institution together with ZKM (Center for Art and Media) Karlsruhe.